Neuropsychological Generation of Source Amnesia: An Episodic Memory Disorder of the Frontal Brain

Lakhan, Shaheen Emmanuel (2006) Neuropsychological Generation of Source Amnesia: An Episodic Memory Disorder of the Frontal Brain. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Source amnesia is an explicit memory (declarative) disorder, particularly episodic, where source or contextual information concerning facts is severely distorted and/or unable to be recalled. This paper reviews the literature on source amnesia, including memory distrust syndrome, and its accepted correlation with the medial diencephalic system and the temporal lobes, and the suggested linkage between the frontal lobes, including special interest with the prefrontal cortex. Posthypnotic induction was the first presentation of source amnesia identified in the literature. The Wisconsin Cart Sorting Test (WCST), Positron Emission Topography (PET), Phonemic Verbal Fluency Test, Stroop Color Word Interference Test, and explicit and implicit memory tests are defined and linked to empirical research on amnesiacs.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:episodic memory, explicit memory, frontal lobes, prefrontal cortex, posthypnotic, source amnesia
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychiatry
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuroanatomy
Psychology > Psychophysiology
ID Code:5267
Deposited By: Lakhan, Shaheen E
Deposited On:03 Dec 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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